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The Actors (2003)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 16 May 2003 (UK)
Two failed actors decide to pull a con on a local gangster by pretending to be the people he owes money to.

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Two failed actors decide to pull a con on a local gangster by pretending to be the people he owes money to.

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Thick as thieves. Only thicker.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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£226,860 (UK) (16 May 2003)
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(at around 1 min) When Magnani finally confronts Tony and Tom in their dressing room, the mic is visible above Tom's head. See more »

Quotes

Anthony O'Malley: And we are sad men, awaiting advice from a nine year old girl.
Tom Quirk: But we're big enough to accept that.
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Could It Be Love?
Orchestrated by The Michael Nyman Band
Performed by Dylan Moran and Lena Headey
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Expecting to be disappointed, after a while it took me by surprise and ended excellent
13 March 2004 | by (Coventry, England) – See all my reviews

I like Dylan Moran from his work in Black Books, although I found some of his stand-up to be really indulgent in terms of long confused gaps... however I was intrigued to see this film starring he and Michael Caine and curiosity got the better of me.

I was stunned.

Dylan's vocal range and characterisation of the different people he was playing in the film was absolutely perfect, something beyond the skills of a mere stand-up comedian and really truly on a par with alec guinness, john hurt and the other greats- truly he was skilled in his portrayal.

Michael Caine was a very convincing prima donna and the standard british film device of having a precocious child on hand to be overly wise and withering worked- the only aspect I didn't really like was the unbelieveable plot feature of the chemistry between Dolores and the cockney gangsta's hard man played by Dylan.

Other than that, it was great.

I also like the non-cop-out ending where it did end up happily ever after, but with MC getting a beating. OK, it's not exactly being strung up by your goolies and beijng disembowelled (which is what a real crime boss would do to you if you nicked £50k off them) but it showed at least a small measure of reality in the story.

I liked the film, and I would recommend it to anyone- but- I would also warn them not to turn it off after 15 minutes because it started a bit slow. If you stick it out, then it will all come back.

And with regards to the swearing- well, they're in Ireland. It wouldn't be real otherwise.


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